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2021 Spring/Summer Select Program Details

SPRING/SUMMER  SELECT PROGRAM DATES & TIMES

SELECT PROGRAM is for experienced players only- beginners or players newer to the sport should start in our Academy Program.

Date of Birth and Age Groups based on January 1, 2021- please register for your age group based on your birth year

Under 12: DOB 2010, 2009
Under 14: DOB 2008, 2007
Under 16: DOB 2006, 2005
Under 19: DOB 2004, 2003, 2002

Each team is limited to 15-16 players per team - limited space, first-come first-serve

Spring & Summer Select will incorporate intra-club scrimmages. Players will need to wear masks indoors and outdoors when playing unless IL state guidelines shift.

Please register for a spring/ summer team. We don't accept friend requests. To be with a friend then be sure to register for the same team in the spring/summer. Click on each team name to see schedule, locations, and link to register.

Under 12 & Under 14 Field Player Teams:
Option 1:  U14 Surge 
Option 2:
 U14  Storm 
Option 3: U12 Surf
Option 4:  U14 Splash 

Option 5: U12 & U14 Goalies-goalies will be assigned to a team for the season depending on numbers

Under 16 & Under 19 Field Player Teams:
Option 6:
U19 Flash 
Option 7:
U16 & U19 (combined) Firecrackers  
Option 8: 
U16 Fury 
Option 9: 
U16  Firestorm
Option 10: U16 &U19 Goalkeepers - goalies will be assigned to a team for the season depending on numbers

Programs are non-refundable, no exceptions. Windy City FH refun policy: Windy City FH  will follow all state and federal guidelines to provide a safe learning environment while playing. Should facilities or states close venues, Windy City will make adjustments which may include but limited to a schedule that includes Zoom remote skill and fitness training, in-person smaller group  practices, schedules with shortened practice times, a combination of the above, etc.

 


Select Registration

Please have form of payment and insurance card details handy when registering. All medical forms will now be completed electronically. Select players will need a USAFH member number as well to get registered. Click here to join or renew. Membership number is needed for winter registration.

All registration fees are nonrefundable after received. No EXCEPTIONS.


Winter, Spring & Summer Select Program Details

Click on Select above, drop down menu will list all the Select Teams. Registration is based on age as of January 1, 2021

As of January 1st, 2021, players that are 11, 12 and 13 yrs old are in the U14 age group, 14 and 15 yrs old are in the U16 age group and 16, 17 and 18 yrs old are in the U19 age group.The age group cutoff is based on the United States Field Hockey regulations in which we are governed. No exceptions to age groups will be made for those trying out for 2020-2021 Travel Teams.

U12 Athletes: 2009 & 2010 DOB

U14 Athletes: 2007 & 2008 DOB

U16 Athletes: 2005 & 2006 DOB

U19 Athletes: 2002, 2003, 2004 DOB

Windy City provides league play for U14, U16, U19 players in the Select Program. The winter select program is open to any athlete interested in growing their game in the off-season. Registration is open to any athlete who has field hockey experience. Players must be registered in Winter Select to be considered for selection to our Travel Teams (selections are made at the conclusion of the Winter season). Winter Select runs from mid-November to early March. Practices are once a week starting November and on Sundays with our Windy City FH Winter Tournament!  Emphasis is placed on skill development, technique of basic and advanced skills and small game play. Each team coach is given an age appropriate curriculum to follow so all players receive consistent information. Select is a THREE SEASON commitment, register now for Winter and in February for Spring/Summer.

WINTER

  • Weekly, 1.5 hour sessions, November through February at The Athletico Center or Highland Park Fieldhouse

  • Sunday Windy City Winter Tournament. Tournament schedule will be posted on Select Pages prior to Winter Registration opening. 

SPRING

  • Six, 1.5 hour sessions, April through May at The Athletico Center on filled turf

SUMMER

  • Six, 1.5 hour sessions, June through July on filled turf, Northbrook Techny Prairie Park Turf Fields

Sessions develop the skills and tactics that are applicable to the 11v11 outdoor game that is played on grass, filled turf and Astroturf.


Who is Eligible for Select?

Athletes with 2+ years of field hockey experience are welcome in the select program. Select is a three season commitment; winter, spring and summer.  Registration for winter is in September and registration for combined spring/summer is in February. 

COVID-19 Guidelines

We will be adhering to all COVID-19  CDC & state guidelines when running our programs. 

  • Players can arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to their start time- NO earlier. This allows our staff & coaches to set up the fields, clean & sanitize all equipment between sessions and avoids congregation. 
  • We strongly encourage no carpooling to and from practices
  • All spring/summer programs are drop-off only- there are no spectators allowed- no exceptions
  • Masks are required at all times including for walking to and from the fields, on the field, on the sidelines and to and from restrooms.
  • Coaches, athletes and staff will wear masks throughout the entire practice. Spectators (if allowed and limited) must wear face masks.
  • All players must have all their own equipment- shinguards, mouthguard, pinnie, stick, playing shoes and a filled water bottle. Come dressed to play. 
  • Each team will meet at the same location on the turf each week
  • Temperature checks for all athletes and coaches upon arrival 
  • Athletes should stay home if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or any other related symptom 
  • Athletes should not attend if they have been exposed to Covid-19 or someone in their household has been exposed or has Covid-19.
  • We require all athletes and staff to adhere to all CDC guidelines and quarantine/testing recommendations when traveling both domestically and internationally

Select Practice Apparel Requirements

Required for all Select Players: Windy City Field Hockey reversible pinnie. You can purchase black Adidas WCFH shorts and white socks on the team shop.

Optional Gear: Any and all WCFH Fanwear


PRACTICE LOCATIONS


Select Registration

Please have form of payment and insurance card details handy when registering. All medical forms will now be completed electronically. Select players will need a USAFH member number as well to get registered. Click here to join or renew. Membership number is needed for winter registration.

Refund Policy: All registration fees are nonrefundable after received. NO EXCEPTIONS. If the facility has to close due to IL state mandates and Covid-19, Windy City will continue the program virtually via Zoom skills and fitness.